Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $80,535)
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) provides that a state or territory whose governor does not certify full compliance with the standards is subject to the loss of five percent of any DOJ grant funds that it would otherwise receive for prison purposes, unless the governor submits an assurance that such five percent will be used only for the purpose of enabling the state to achieve and certify full compliance with the standards in future years. See 34 U.S.C. 30307(e). The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program is one of the DOJ grant programs subject to this requirement in fiscal year (FY) 2018.
The goals of the FY 2018 PREA Reallocation JAG Program are to continue implementation of the national standards to prevent, detect, and respond to prison rape in order to protect individuals from sexual abuse and sexual harassment in confinement.
The recipient will continue to support activities in an effort to achieve compliance with the PREA Standards. Specifically, the funds will be used to purchase supplies and materials to update shower doors, in order to increase safety in the facilities. In addition, the Department will use audit results to examine areas where compliance was questioned, and derive with potential solutions to ensure the safety of offenders and staff. The effects of these facility improvement plans will then be evaluated through collection and analysis of performance measure data.
- The City of Albuquerque and the County of Bernalillo propose to utilize JAG funds for programs and projects planned to address the most pressing needs of the City and County.
- Washington Community Based Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative
- Evidence Based Virtual Reality De-escalation Police Training for Diverse Communities